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Your Catholic Online News Magazine
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Monday, February 08, 2016
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  • Year after year, Capitol Hill church reliable way station for pro-lifers
    March for Life hospitality at St. Peter’s on Capitol Hill Catholic Church starts at 4 a.m. That's when the first volunteers arrive at the basement parish hall to fire up 20 rented urns for coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Restored organ connects parish to its roots of faith
    In 1879, a Steer & Turner tracker organ traveled by train from Westfield, Massachusetts, down the East Coast. At Union Station, it was loaded onto a horse and buggy, and installed at Immaculate Conception Parish in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington. For nearly 140 years, the instrument provided soul-lifting music during thousands of Sunday liturgies, weddings, and funerals.
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew, ‘landmark of faith in nation’s capital,’ celebrates 175th year
    Almost six weeks after Pope Francis prayed at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrating the cathedral’s 175th anniversary. At the Nov. 1 Mass, he encouraged the cathedral’s parishioners and guests to emulate the lives of the saints.
  • Two new photo books highlight Pope Francis’s visit
    Two new coffee table books – sleek, glossy and chock full of beautiful pictures –celebrate Pope Francis’s historic September visit to the United States. Both were produced locally and capture the thrill and excitement surrounding the papal trip.
  • ‘Something More Pastoral’
    When people speak of the work a bishop does, it’s not uncommon for them to use words like pastor and pastoral. But what does being “pastoral” really involve? An incident in the new book, Something More Pastoral: The Mission of Bishop, Archbishop and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, sheds some revealing light on that.
  • There is a special torment experienced by those who watch a loved-one suffer. To see disease rack their bodies, and souls, increases the sum total of suffering ... because I suffer too. I believe it is harder to watch degenerative disability torture and break my loved-one, than to actually suffer the disease.


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